Is it wrong for me not to be mad at Joe Wilson?
I know that conventional wisdom is that it was wrong for him to yell “You lie!” at Barack Obama. Ed Morrissey said so; Dennis Miller said so; I assume most other conservative commentators said the same thing (while noting that Wilson was correct).
But I don’t know. Obama was lying. ObamaCare will cover illegals. Democrats have fought every enforcement mechanism and Obama himself has implied it would happen. He even altered the number of uninsured he claims are present in the country, so that people wouldn’t talk about it.
Joe Wilson just yelled out the truth.
We can spend all day pointing out how Democrats have done similar things (and if they’re going to falsely claim that they haven’t, we have a duty to point out that they have). And I understand the argument that, if yelling becomes acceptable, Republicans will probably bear the brunt of that rule more. But put all that aside for a second.
All he did was yell out the truth.
I don’t know, it’s just hard for me to get too upset about that. Sometimes you have to yell out the truth.
Plus, it’s nice to have a guy named Joe Wilson who cares about the truth, for once.